Looking is Necessary

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Gian Butturini (1935-2006) was an Italian graphic designer who travelled to London most likely in 1969. He took photographs of what was happening in the ‘swinging sixties’, and these were self- published in a book London in 1969, which apparently was an edition of 1000, mainly sold in his home area of Italy. The photographs catch the energy of the city …

Week Seven Reflections – My Practice

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This week my reflections are about my practice, after a multi day event/documentary gig in London. Whilst I have shot events before, this week’s project was different in that it stretched over several days. I was asked to spend 4 days documenting Andrew Mlangeni’s visit to London. He was a close friend and ANC comrade of Nelson Mandela, and spent …